DIY Christmas decorations: Origami star tutorial

It’s time to put up the tree and make DIY Christmas decorations! Here’s a simple origami Christmas star tutorial for the whole family that you can whip up using paper scraps or last year’s Christmas gift wrap.

Easy to make and beautifully festive, these stars were designed for you by PaperShaker in celebration of their Christmas site mypaperwish.co.uk. Make and fold a whole bunch of origami Christmas stars to decorate your home with. Oh and if you need some beautiful papers to make your stars with then check out our free wallpapers on the blog.

DIY origami Christmas star - Mollie Makes

DIY origami Christmas star - Mollie MakesYou will need:

  • Christmassy paper cut into 21cm squares
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Scissors or craft knife
  • Glue
  • Ribbon or twine
  • Sticky tape

Top tip: Make squares out of your paper selections by folding diagonally in half and cutting away the surplus.

DIY origami Christmas star tutorial

Step 1

DIY origami Christmas star - Mollie Makes

DIY origami Christmas star - Mollie Makes
Fold each sheet of paper in half, then rotate 90 degrees and repeat the fold. Rotate the paper 45 degrees and fold the points together (your paper should look like a triangle, with the point up). Repeat again, so you have made a total of four creases on your paper square.

Step 2

DIY origami Christmas star - Mollie Makes
Using your ruler, measure out 4cm and make a mark with your pencil to create a boundary line up to which you will stop cutting on the four flat sides of your paper.

Step 3

DIY origami Christmas star - Mollie Makes
Cut with the scissors or craft knife up to this point on each crease.

Step 4

DIY origami Christmas star - Mollie Makes
Fold the paper on each side of the incision towards the corner forming a point. Repeat for the remaining corners. Your star is starting to take shape.

Step 5

DIY origami Christmas star - Mollie Makes

DIY origami Christmas star - Mollie Makes
Apply glue to one side of the point and fold the other side over it. Press to stick together. Repeat for the other three points. Set it aside to dry.

Step 6

DIY origami Christmas star - Mollie Makes

DIY origami Christmas star - Mollie Makes
Repeat the 5 steps to duplicate the star for double the impact and create your 3D 8-pointed star!

Step 7

DIY origami Christmas star - Mollie Makes
Glue together and attach some twine or ribbon to the top with glue or sticky tape and hang along your mantelpiece, tree or wall. Add some fairy lights for extra Christmas magic!

My Paper Wish - DIY origami Christmas star

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